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The two black pipes pictured below are connected, and a U-shaped wedge is placed between them, apparently to close the connection.

U-shaped wedge connecting two pipes

What is the name of this connection or this wedge?

I will subsequently google the name you provide to look for how I can open the joint and reseal it.

  • I have never seen plastic pipe held together with a single point are you sure that is what it is I would think it is more or a hold down , if it was to seal the pipe there would need to be one for each pipe on the coupling. – Ed Beal Jun 7 at 14:50
  • What is that pipe used for? That is special piping with proprietary push-fit connectors that are locked with that u-clip and it is not standard "plumbing" pipe. What is the application (e.g. rain water collection, gray-water system, agriculture/irrigation, recreational vehicle, fish tank, spa, pond...)? – Jimmy Fix-it Jun 7 at 16:47
  • Where on the planet is this? – Jimmy Fix-it Jun 7 at 16:48
  • @JimmyFix-it Each of the two pipes connects to a simple solar water heater, installed over the roof of a house in Canada. Might this be a very specific type of connector, created for just this application (and making it impossible to fix by off-the-shelf parts)? – Sam Jun 7 at 16:50
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I don’t think a seal failure is the issue, that leak seems to be from where that U clamp holds the joint together.

I suggest you need to replace the whole joint so a section of pipe and two joints will be needed.

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  • What is the name of this joint, so I can search for a replacement? – Sam Jun 7 at 14:50

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